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Alright folks- it’s lovin and huggin time!
Vancouver Improv Anywhere will be doing there part to spread the love!
From Sydney to Helsinki. From LA to Tokyo, from London and Paris… July 7th is International Free Hugs Day and VIA’s spreading the love- JOIN US!
INSTRUCTIONS: 2PM- 3:30 PM
– Meet at the top of escalators (by the ticket machines) at Burrard Skytrain Station.
– Bring your FREE HUGS signs and cardboard cut-out hearts and we’ll bring the music!
“The Free Hugs campaign in its present form was started by Juan Mann on June 30, 2004, when he began giving out hugs in the Pitt St Mall in central Sydney… International Free Hugs Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of July.” (Quoted from Wikipedia)
The Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. The hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness – selfless acts performed just to make others feel better. International Free Hugs Month is celebrated on the first Saturday of July and continues until August first.
The campaign in its present form was started in 2004 by an Australian man known only by the pseudonym “Juan Mann”. The campaign became famous internationally in 2006 as the result of a music video on YouTube by the Australian band Sick Puppies, which has been viewed over 72 million times.